The broad goal of the teaching of
undergraduate students in Forensic Medicine is to
produce a physician who is well informed about
medicolegal responsibilities in practice of
medicine. He/She will also be capable of making
observations and inferring conclusions by
logical deductions to set enquiries on the right
track in criminal matters and connected
medicolegal problems. He/She acquires knowledge
of law in relation to medical practice, medical
negligence and respect for codes of medical
At the end of the course,
the student should be able to:
- Identify the basic medicolegal
aspects of hospital and general
- Define the medicolegal
responsibilities of a general
physician while rendering
community service either in a
rural primary health centre or an
urban health centre.
- Appreciate the physician's
responsibilities in criminal
matters and respect for the codes
of medical ethics.
- Diagnose, manage and identify
also legal aspects of common
acute and chronic poisonings.
- Describe the medicolegal aspects
and findings of post-mortem
examination in case of death due
to common unnatural conditions
- Detect occupational and
and epidemiology of common
poisoning and their legal aspects
particularly pertaining to
Workmen's Compensation Act.
- Describe the general principles
of analytical toxicology.
At the end of the course, the
student should be able to:
- Make observations and logical
inferences in orderto initiate
enquiries in criminal matters and
- Diagnose and treat common
emergencies in poisoning and
manage chronic toxicity. .
- Make observations and interpret
findings at postmortem
- Observe the principles of medical
ethics in the practise of his
From the integrated
teaching of other basic sciences, student
should be able to comprehend the
regulation and integration of the
functions of the organs and systems in
the body and thus interpret the
anatomical basis of disease process.